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The purest of poetic forms, the traditional seventeen-syllable haiku always contains an evocative reference to a season and a distinct pause or interruption. Presented here are twelve haiku by masters of the genre. Each poem is rendered in Japanese calligraphy, Romaji transliteration, and English translation, and each is paired with a beautiful shin hanga woodcut. Japan's shin hanga (new print) movement, which flourished between 1915 and 1937, was a renaissance of traditional ukiyo-e (pictures of the floating world) printmaking. With their depth and delicacy, wide range of subtle hues, and time-honored focus on beauties, landscapes, birds, and flowers, shin hanga prints have long been treasured in both East and West. The prints reproduced in this calendar are in the extensive collections of the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria. Pomegranate also publishes the books Shin Hanga: The New Print Movement of Japan, by Barry Till, and Haiku: Japanese Art and Poetry, by Judith Patt, Michiko Warkentyne, and Barry Till.
This calendar is perfect as décor in your home, kitchen, or office and easily helps to keep track of important dates, contacts, and other events at a glance. Each calendar month is easy to glance at and see what responsibilities you have coming up, so make sure you stay organized through the year! Personalization is easy with different colors for appointments and trips, add stickers or stickie notes for a quick reference, or create your own system of symbols and abbreviations.
- Popular Calendar Title!
- Printed on high-quality, FSC certified paper
- Full-color pages throughout
- Includes all major and significant holidays
- Features twelve haikus from the masters
- Carefully curated images
- Stay on track and organized all year
- Great as a gift for any occasion
- Perfect for the home or office
- Pair with your favorite organizational tool
"Layout excellent, and the combination of Japanese poetry and art offers a little different slant." -Heramato
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The roots of Japanese haiku reach back over a thousand years. In the Japanese haiku poem, as in life, there is a pause, a shift, in which the poet celebrates sensory awareness of the season, perhaps suggested by the scent of red plum blossoms or the silence of snow-covered tree limbs. The timeless appeal of this understated poetic form may be the human desire to capture one’s impressions of a fleeting moment. Such seasonal allusions emphasize the essence of haiku: nature and its ephemeral beauty.